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Beginning Technical Theatre
TECH THEATRE
CLASS CODE: TA 219 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the theory and practice of scenery construction, painting, lighting, and rigging. Laboratory experience includes actual participation working backstage in college productions. Technical Theatre minors must enroll in this course during the first semester of their freshman year.
DESCRIPTION: An introductory class in technical theatre, designed to give students with an interest in technical theatre the basic skills to continue as stage technicians, and to give students with an interest in performance an appreciation for the work that goes on backstage.
TOPICS: Safety, backstage etiquette, sound, lights, props, scene painting, costumes, technical direction, stage management and more.
OBJECTIVES: Be able to use theatre construction, sound and lighting equipment to contribute to the mounting of high-quality productions.
Gain an appreciation and understanding of behind-the-scenes work.
REQUIREMENTS: Class meets three days a week for one hour each day. A weekly two-hour lab is required. In addition, each student will work as a technician on theatre productions for approximately eighty hours, including service on at least one backstage crew. Quizzes, exams and other assignments given at the instructor's discretion.
PREREQUISITES: (TA 219 is a prerequisite for other design and technical theatre courses.)
OTHER: TA 219 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre or Technical Theatre. Technical Theatre students must enroll in TA 219 during the first semester of their freshman year.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1981